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Severn Valley Railway Official Site
Head Office, Number One, Comberton Place, DY10 1QR Kidderminster
Get Christmas off to a magical start by joining one of our traditional Santa Steam Specials to meet Father Christmas in his Grotto!
Travel by steam train in our vintage carriages from Kidderminster to Arley where the children, and the grown-ups, will have the thrill of meeting Father Christmas in his grotto.
Our historical Stations are dressed for the occasion, with plenty of photo opportunities both on and off the train.
When you meet the man himself, Santa will have a present for all fare-paying children, and you'll be able to open it up on the steam train of your choice back to Kidderminster, with the option to break your journey at the beautiful riverside town of Bewdley.
Santa Steam Specials operate on: December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd.
Tickets available from £15pp.
Trains depart from Kidderminster at 9.45am, 10.15am, 10.45am, 11.15am, 11.45am, 12.15pm, 12.45pm, 1.15pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm, 3.30pm & 4.00pm.
You can catch any train back from Arley (seats available on a first come, first served basis), and you may break your journey at Bewdley on the return if you wish (subject to train times).
Your ticket includes:
— Guaranteed seats on a steam train from Kidderminster to Arley.
— Entry into Santa's Grotto to meet Father Christmas.
— A present for fare-paying children.
— Travel from Arley to Kidderminster on a steam train of your choice (seats available on a first come, first served basis), with the option to break your journey at Bewdley (subject to train times).
— The train journey lasts approximately 30 minutes in each direction. You should allow at least 3 hours for your experience.
— Seating on the train is available on tables of 4, and compartments of 8. Groups with more than 8 members will not be seated together.
— There are no nappy changing facilities on the train.
— Wheelchair users MUST reserve a space on the train at the point of booking. We cannot accommodate wheelchair users who do not PRE-BOOK a reservation on the train.
— Buggies and pushchairs MUST be folded down and stored in the Guard's Van when on the train.
— A trolley serving refreshments is normally available on the train.
— Kidderminster Station has a restaurant, toilets and pub available to use before or after your train ride.
— Arley Station has limited food and toilet facilities.
— You are advised to arrive at the Station 45 minutes before your train departs. Parking will be available at our Station (DY10 1QR), the mainline station (DY10 1QX), Kidderminster Harriers FC (DY10 1NB)* and King Charles School (DY10 1XA). *Limited parking on some dates.